Hors de soi, danser brut
Hors de soi. Danser brut poses a new and transversal look at dance from Art Brut, but also from contemporary art, cinema or music. By bringing together more than 400 works from the 19th century to the present, the exhibition sets out to conquer an invisible made of ordinary and extraordinary gestures that have crossed modernity. Although they have sometimes been spotted, annotated and filmed, they have not been perceived as different phases of the same phenomenon. Through a mixture of raw art, marginal art, modern art, contemporary art, medical archive documents, film fragments, etc., this thematic exhibition offers a unique insight into the history of modern art. Ritual dances, round dances and epidemics of dance, as well as the first studies on hysteria in the 1870s and their influence, among others, on late-century art and silent cinema will be held: from Toulouse Lautrec to Charlie Chaplin, by way of the rarely exhibited drawings of the legendary dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, with radical artistic performances and events of the 1970s. Other artists will be present, such as Adolf Wölfli, Aloise Corbaz, Bruce Nauman, Michael Borremans, Arnulf Rainer, Mary Wigman, Valeska Gert, Rebecca Horn, Michel Francois, etc.
- Savine Faupin, Christophe Boulanger
- Fonds Mercator
- Language French
- Format24.7 x 17.5 cm